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Roger turns it on.

ROGER Federer raced into the third round of Wimbledon with a show fit for royalty as he eased past Italy's Fabio Fognini yesterday.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall looked on in the Royal Box as Federer made light work of his opponent, notching a 6-1 6-3 6-2 victory. The third seed, who is looking to equal Pete Sampras' tally of seven Wimbledon titles, will next face either America's Michael Russell or French 29th seed Julien Benneteau.

Seventh seed David Ferrer beat Germany's Dustin Brown 7-6 (7/5) 6-4 6-4 in their first-round tie while Florian Mayer took five sets to overcome countryman Philipp Petzschner.

German Mayer came from two sets down to clinch a 3-6 3-6 6-4 6-2 6-4 victory in the second-round match.

Eighth seed Janko Tipsarevic came from a set down to end the challenge of American Ryan Sweeting with a 5-7 7-5 6-4 6-2 win.

A hard-fought second set lasting just short of an hour tipped the match in the Serbian's favour after Sweeting claimed first blood on Court Two. From then on Tipsarevic took control to book his place in the third round.

Wayne Odesnik, who was playing in his first grand slam match since being banned for an anti-doping violation in 2010, missed out on the chance of playing fellow American Andy Roddick after he was beaten in his first-round match by Bjorn Phau.

Phau claimed the final set following an overnight break to triumph 6-3 3-6 6-7 (7/3) 6-3 6-4. Canada's Milos Raonic made light work of his opening-round match against Santiago Giraldo, beating the Colombian 6-4 6-4 6-4 in a shade over an hour and a half.

Elsewhere, Lukasz Kubot beat Tatsuma Ito 7-6 (8/6) 6-3 6-3 and will play Marin Cilic in the second round.

Fifteenth seed Juan Monaco beat France's Jeremy Chardy to move into the third round while Stanislas Wawrinka was beaten by Austria's Jurgen Melzer in their first-round match.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jun 28, 2012
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